That was actually my first auckland impression. My hostel is also not very far await from the sky tower, so I'm located right in the center of the city. I really like Auckland. Compared to this very very busy Bangkok - where everybody drove like crazy, here everything feels almost the same like in Germany. The only thing that I really need to get used to is that left hand driving. Might be not a big deal on the country side, but in this city it sometimes is a bit confusing.